Navigation Links
Male Drivers at Higher Risk of Asymmetrical Skin Cancers

Dermatologists have come out with findings that support earlier reports that asymmetrical skin cancers are commonly seen in those who spend much of their time driving.//

Presenting results at the American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD) annual meeting, lead researcher Scott Fosko from the University of St. Louise School of Medicine highlighted results from the study.

The scientist said that asymmetrical facial distribution or left–sided cancers were found to be common in drivers as that side of the body is exposed to the sun (accounted by left-hand drive in the country) and subsequently U.V radiation. These areas include the left sides of the face, forearm and neck.

Skin cancers are the most common type of cancer in the U.S and around a million cases are diagnosed each year.

Fosko and colleagues looked at 1,047 skin cancer patients, most of whom had nonmelanoma skin cancers.

Just over half i.e. 53 percent had skin cancers on the left side of their body. Men were found to be more commonly affected with asymmetrical skin cancers than women, which the scientists put down to gender differences as males spent more time behind the wheel than women.

Scientists say the results derived by questioning skin cancer patients about their driving habits confirmed the cause of skin cancers as exposure to U.V rays.

According to the AAD, most front windshields of cars are designed to block the sun's ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays, while side and rear windows are typically designed to block only UVB rays.

Fosko says the trend is for cars to be made with larger windows, moon roofs are a favorite accessory and tinted glass is not used on the driver's window.

UV protection with tinting only lasts for about five years, the scientist noted.

Meanwhile while technology to manufacture better U.V blocking shields develops, the scientist suggests that all drivers use a sun block, wear protective clothing and avoid open window driving.
AN
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Traffic Violations Result in Safer Drivers
2. Ambien Plus Alcohol Has A Bad Influence on the Drivers
3. Drivers in Casts, a Threat to Others
4. Updated Sleep Apnea Screening Recommended for Commercial Drivers
5. Choked Roads, a Trouble for Ambulance Drivers
6. One in Three Drivers Under ‘The Limit’ for Alcohol Still Test Positive for Drus
7. Physicians Enlisted in Efforts to Keep Demented Drivers Off the Road
8. Richard Gere Urges Truck Drivers to Have Safe Sex
9. Higher Risk of Asthma in children with autoimmune disease
10. Death Risk Higher in Obese Women with Colon Cancer
11. Women With Diabetes Have a Higher Risk of Depression
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... In Madeira Beach Florida, a small town with 4,300 residents on a ... Madeira Beach United, to oppose two development projects undertaken by their city government that ... rise urban environment. , According to the Tampa Bay Times on May ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... HealthPostures, ergonomics designer and ... , furniture that may support women during pregnancy. Potential benefits of using the Stance ... rest and comfort and healthier levels of sitting and standing. , Need for the ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... ... Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with ... second for Memorial Healthcare System, recognizes its commitment to emergency stroke care ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... Serenity Recovery, a ... video highlighting one of the many supplemental program options offered at their rehabilitation ... 5 th Degree Black Belt in the Shorin-ryu style of Karate that originated ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... ... Program (KOHP), a $500,000 two-year pilot initiative to improve oral health-related awareness, education, ... professional development for health care providers and promote best practices in 10 New ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2016)... 2016  NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM ... renal care, today announced that Jeffrey H. Burbank ... following schedule of investor conferences. Where applicable, a webcast ... http://ir.nxstage.com/ .   ... NY           Friday, June 10, 2016 1:30 p.m. ET ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... , May 24, 2016  Joe Marziani has joined VMS BioMarketing as senior vice ... officer, today. In his new role, Marziani will lead the company,s business development and ... to improve outcomes. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160523/371089 ... ... ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... KONG , May 24, 2016 ... stent de doble terapia del mundo, introduce catéteres ... arteriovenosa. OrbusNeich, una compañía global especializada ... las vidas, ha expandido su cartera incluyendo productos ... balón JADE™ y Scoreflex™ PTA son los dispositivos ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: